Cpt Kirk

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  1. You are right. I should have said newsstand sticker. But I believe the sticker was placed on those comic books by the printing company or distributor. I've now seen three of these stickers from three different locations on this JLA #1 Millennium edition. If the stickers were placed on there by a mom-and-pop store or pharmacy, I believe the stickers would have varying appearances.
  2. Yes, I got the Superman New 52 #8 newsstand from a dude on the boards who received a bunch of newsstand variants that were rescued by his buddy from the Barnes and Noble shredders. He did a posting on it, which was interesting. I have yet to see Action 252 Millennium newsstand. I'm beginning to wonder if there were a few of those Millennium editions that did not get printed in the newsstand format. For example, I've never seen the JLA #1 Millennium newsstand issue in newsstand format except for a couple copies that have the official-looking newsstand stamp on them. See photos below. That makes me think that a few of these Millenniums never got printed with a newsstand bar code. It would be neat if someone found an Action 252 Millennium with newsstand bar code on it. Side note: Funny how the mi-1990s are now feeling like ancient history for old timers like me. Look at Superman's mullet on the cover below... business up front but party in the back. Heck... that was more than 20 years ago, dagblammit!
  3. To wrap up this topic, I should mention that I have now found every single newsstand that ever occurred in the titles of Batman, Superman, Detective, and Action Comics, including New 52 and Rebirth. Not a single month was ever skipped from the time they started in Oct 1980 until they were last produced in Oct 2017. I managed to get all of them (approx 1600) in high grade except two (with are more like FN condition). It took about 7 years to find them all.
  4. wow. Thanks for sharing. It will be interesting to see when that seller runs out of these. It would also be interesting to see where that seller found them.
  5. Thanks to onlyweaknesskryptonite, we now know of at least 2 stickered first printings of Superman 75. The sticker was placed right over the direct sales label. Since this comic book took the world by storm, I'm guessing the publisher placed these stickers on some copies to meet demand at newsstands. The sticker looks the same as other stickers that were placed on subsequent printings of Superman 75. By the way, I've always wondered how CGC would grade a stickered comic book, and know I know. They placed the green 'qualified' label on the comic book. Now just for the heck of it, here's two photos of a replica of Chicago that I built out of legos. Forgive me for violating any board protocol, but I wanted to share one of my other hobbies with some fellow boardies.
  6. I think you are about right... there's now 4 or 5 copies. It is interesting to me how they eventually come out of the woodwork if the price gets really high. Thanks for pointing this out.
  7. First: Here’s the Mark Jeweler variants that “should” exist but I have never seen in the 5 titles I’ve been aggressively trying to collect. If anyone has any of these, I sure would love to hear about it: Action 448, 516, 523, 524, 533, 579, 580, 581 Batman 245, 324, 326, 376, 390 Detective 470, 518, 548, 564 Superman 347, 352, 359, 361, 370, 413 Justice League of America 107, 125, 161, 195 For whatever it is worth, you can’t trust the list of jewelers shown in the MyComicShop database. Many moons ago, they only listed the jeweler variants they had seen themselves (and I made note of it at the time). About 2 or 3 years ago, they just assumed that every comic book in a certain date range contained the insert, so they listed everything. For example, we have never seen a jeweler insert in a square-bound giant comic book, but MyComicShop lists Batman 254 thru 260 as “not in stock” jeweler variants. Batman issues 254 thru 260 are all 100-page giants and I can pretty much guarantee that you will never see a jeweler insert in that type of comic book. Finally, here’s a list of all jeweler variants that have been found in those five titles (sorry about the super long text; I just used cut-and-paste from my database, and I'm too lazy to put these all one one line! Action Comics: 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 438 439 440 441 442 444 447 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 517 518 519 520 521 522 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 534 535 536 538 539 540 541 542 543 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 574 575 576 577 578 Batman: 243 244 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 325 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 388 389 391 392 393 394 395 396 Detective: 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 496 497 498 499 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 519 521 522 523 524 525 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 Justice League of America: 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 108 109 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 149 158 159 160 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 194 196 197 198 199 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 251 252 Superman: 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 273 274 275 276 277 279 280 281 282 283 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 348 349 350 351 353 354 355 356 357 358 360 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 371 372 373 374 375 376 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 412 414 415 416 417 418 419 420
  8. Thanks for sharing. At 9.4, the $120 price was pretty reasonable. I have a spare that is probably VF or better. If anyone really needs one, feel free to send me PM.
  9. LOL! thanks for sharing. p.s. I'm down to about 50 MJs that I think could exist but I have not found. When you have about 95% of them, and they only occur in about 1 in 200 copies of any particular issues, it gets harder than the dickens to find ones I don't have. I have asked sellers on ebay, and found about 2 sellers out of 500 that had some in stock. Not a good use of my time, but what the heck.
  10. In the interest of the "science" of variants, I opened the 20-pack brick from Feb 1993. It contains a black-wrapped JLA 71 and it is identical to the black-wrapped Direct-sales first print JLA 71 that came out in the comic book shops. This is consistent the other 19 issues in that pack, all of which are Direct sales, 1st print issues.
  11. It is the heavy stock. So this comic book was created with built-in backing boards. p.s. It is hard to find MJs in high grade. But I've managed to do it. In the titles of Batman, Superman, Detective, Action and JLA, I have found approximately 640 jeweler variants. Of those, all are in FN or better with the exception of about 15 of them. The pursuit of high grade has caused me to accumulate several doubles. I have no serious interest in selling the spares, but would trade with someone else who collects jeweler variants in these titles. If anyone has any of them in their collection, I would love to hear about it. i keep a database and would gladly share notes with fellow collectors.
  12. I've seen many double covers, but never a double "Mark Jewelers" insert. Here's one I received today. It is Superman 310. This is the first double insert after having seen more than 1,000 jeweler inserts. In my mind, this really doesn't add value to the comic book, but it is kind of interesting to me.